Time for a quick cuff bracelet history lesson!

Posted on November 08, 2015 by Prissilla Rademakers | 0 comments

Women and men throughout the ages and in every corner of the world have worn bracelets. The legendary Egyptian queen Cleopatra was wearing decorative cuffs engraved with hieroglyphs. Mayan kings wore them to signify their ranks and heritage. In China people wore cuff bracelets made of jade to protect their bodies and spirits from evil forces. Greek soldiers wore defensive cuffs in battle, made of leather decorated with gold, silver and names of their loved ones. They called them “bracel”, derived from the Latin term "brachium", which simply means arm. Greek women thought it would look good on them as well, so they started wearing smaller versions and the term “bracel-et” was born.

Nowadays there is a huge variety in cuff bracelets, made of a range of materials, big or small and worn alone or stacked. Most of them are mass-produced, not personal and therefore lack the character and meaning the cuff bracelet once had in ancient times.

At STMPD, we're bringing back handmade bracelets that show who you are, what you believe or what motivates you. Every person is unique and that’s exactly why we want YOU to design your bracelet. Once your design is finished, we will stamp the bracelet by hand, letter by letter, symbol by symbol, making each piece unique.

Have a look at our personalised bracelet collection, our coordinates bracelet collection or get inspired by our Lookbook filled with customer pics.

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